Deschutes
National Forest

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest located in parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It comprises 1.8 million acres (7,300 km2) along the east side of the Cascade Range. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In 1911, parts of the Deschutes Na…
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2,659 Mile Long Trail from Mexico to Canada
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GUIDE
Start at the Lava Lake Trailhead at 5300 feet elevation. The trail goes Southwes…
TRIP REPORT
The Cascades of Central Oregon capture great quantities of snow over the course of an extended, alpine winter. Mt Bachelor, the shortest and southernmost of the group of five big peaks just west of Bend, averages nearly 40 feet of accumulation annually, but the winter of 2016–2017 was well above…
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TRIP REPORT
Some of the youngest rock in Oregon sits on the boundaries of the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests near McKenzie Pass. About 2,000 years ago, lava flowed from a vent just north of North Sister and created a black, jumbled, and barren landscape. Since then, the surrounding forest has…
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The Tumalo Creek Canyon Trail on the eastern verge of the Deschutes National For…
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Oregon's Third-highest Peak
Her summit reflected in the waters of the Cascade Lakes, South Sister (10,358’) looms over the forests of Central Oregon in silent grandeur. In winter, the peak is blanketed in white, but the summer sun melts much of it away to reveal a multicolored mountain dotted with snowfields and glaciers.…
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Start the hike at the Pole Creek Trailhead at 5300 feet elevation. There is a la…
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Start at the Tam McArthur Rim trailhead next to Three Creek Lake (6150 feet elev…
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Paved Path Connecting Sunriver and Lava Lands Visitor Center
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OVERVIEW
Newberry National Volcanic Monument contains a fascinating collection of volcani…
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